28 de septiembre de 2012

typewriter gender issues 1997

Mehano toy typewriter
Typewriter "Futura Tronic", made by Mehano in Slovenia, out of the factory on 3 July 1997

4 comentarios:

  1. Interesting! Of course, the classic scene would have the girl at the typewriter while the boy boss is dictating.

    1. At first sight, I thought it it to be a mere replica of the typical office scene, with the boy being the boss. Second sight however reveals that both the boy and the girl are on equal footing: they both do the same thing, namely reading a probably self-typed letter, and even from their positions they are at the same height. So I would say (and even tough the boy takes the big seat, and the girl is standing) that this setting promotes gender equality.
      I read that Mehano worked closely together with the university's psychology department in developing and marketing of their products.

  2. I don't even know what to make of this. Hysterical, yes, but also confusing.

    A great find, to say the least.